Waukesha, WI


Waukesha profile

Living in Waukesha

Waukesha is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Wisconsin. With a population of 72,363 people and 19 constituent neighborhoods, Waukesha is the seventh largest community in Wisconsin.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Waukesha is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Waukesha is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Waukesha who work in office and administrative support (12.39%), sales jobs (11.12%), and management occupations (9.70%).

Also of interest is that Waukesha has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Waukesha is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Waukesha area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Waukesha citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 35.55% of adults in Waukesha have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Waukesha in 2010 was $30,658, which is upper middle income relative to Wisconsin and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $122,632 for a family of four. However, Waukesha contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Waukesha is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Waukesha home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Waukesha residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Waukesha also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.89% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Waukesha include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

The most common language spoken in Waukesha is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.